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hit. topping the news today the united states ambassador to libya is dead along with three other americans after a violent attack on a consulate in that country. there are enormous questions who is responsible waudz it a planned terror attack? after wall it was on 9-11. who brings rocket propelled grenades to a demonstration. we will get into all of the new breaking details and very serious concerns in america and around the world. at the same time the president perhaps looking into the israeli government over differences of opinion in iran. the big and complicated picture coming up. it's all ahead as breaking news has changed everything on studio b. >> first from fox at 3:00 the deadly attack on the consulates in libya yesterday on 9-11 was a well planned commando style raid. coming to us from the chairman of the house committee commenting on the assault that killed a united states ambassador. he has been briefed on this matter and this could change a lot of things. it happened less than a year after people helped olivia took out moammar qaddafi. a mob of militants last night po
events go today. remember those killed in benghazi in libya. we know the name sean smith. other man, chris stevens, held in very high regard from all of his colleagues. martha: tragic and violent death in benghazi. continuing coverage on all this on "happening now" starts right now. we'll see you here tomorrow. jenna: thank you, bill and martha. we start off with this fox news alert on the fallout on deadly attack on americans in the middle east. levens years to the day from 11. that is important as as we continue to explore the story i i'm jenna lee. jon: is the timing more than a coincidence? i'm jon scott. the white house ordered beefed up security at diplomatic posts around the world after an angry mob goes on a rampage in benghazi, libya. firing machines guns and rocket propelled grenades. it was outraged over an film from by an american that insults the prophet muhammad. it killed the ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. stevens becomes the first ambassador killed in the line of duty in more than three decades. libya not the only scene of violence directed at am
.s. ambassador in libya. (chanting) >> meantime riots breaking out in tunisia where dozens of pro tests burning the american flag you suicide of the u.s. embassy. >> let's get the latest from our own gregg palkot who joins us live from london. a lot going on. what's the update? >> we were just speaking with a yemeni official. he tells me in fact the perimeter walls the security core done around the u.s. embassy in the capital of yemen have been breached by protestors. he says there was damage done to the embassy grounds. he says the situation is under control. as you noted there was damage done the flag taken down. some injuries some destruction to u.s. property in that area. that is happening while we were also watching in cairo egypt were protests have gone on through tonight into today. police trying to deal with that situation now firing tear gas into a crowd. the anger in yemen and cairo and the anger we are hearing about from other countries as you hear about stemming from the movie "made in the u.s." seen as critical of the muslim prophet mohammed. one of the motivations it is thought be
about whether terrorists struck again and murdered americans at a u.s. post in libya. now on the fox report, the victims, who killed them, how did they pull it off? and breaking right now, two u.s. warships are moving toward the libyan coast. [gunfire] >> our u.s. diplomatic post in benghazi, libya, was attacked. heavily armed militants assaulted the compound and set fire to our building. [gunfire] >> among those killed was our ambassador. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> there is absolutely no justification that type of senseless violence. none. >> this attack on american individuals and embassies is outrageous. >> shepard: now from the white house, promises of justice. and increased security at american diplomatic posts all over the world. and that is first from fox this wednesday night as this news story continues to develop overseas even as i speak. there are questions tonight about whether this violence was not spontaneous at all. but instead a carefully calculated plot coming exactly nine years after the attacks of 9/11. yesterday, somebo
of their religion. that's tough. my job is to till the truth. in libya, 52-year-old christopher stevens, the american ambassador to that country was murdered last night along with three other american citizens. fox news has obtained information that those killings were apparently planned. not a spontaneous demonstration. but in egypt the situation was very different. as hundreds of muslims attacked the u.s. embassy because some crank here in america put out an anti-muslim video. because of the internet, that kind of stuff goes worldwide very quickly and the video gave those nuts in cairo an excuse to turn violent. to try to head that off, the u.s. embassy there issued a statement saying quote: the embassy of the united states and cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religion is just feelings of muslims as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions, unquote. again, that statement was issued before, before the american embassy was attacked last night. now, as talking points stated yesterday, muslim fanatics will use any excuse to attack
: i'm jon scott. we get brand new video of embassy attack in libya when a angry mob stormed the u.s. consulate in benghazi killing four americans including thu.s. ambassador. the situation not calming down at all since then. thousands taking to the streets in cairo today near the u.s. embassy there. that country's president vows to protect american personnel. meantime yemen's president ordering an investigation into today's storming of the u.s. embassy in the capital city of sanaa. hundreds of rioters scaling that building there, setting fire to cars, tearing down and burning the american flag as well. greg palkot is following all of the breaking developments live from london. to yemen first, greg, what is the latest there? >> reporter: jon we've been to that embassy a few times. it is pretty well-fortified and pretty secure yet another u.s. embassy that has been targeted and targeted today it was. hundreds of protesters managed to scale the perimeter walls, break through the main gate and enter the security building in front of the compound of the embassy. they smashed windows an
carlson, thanks for sharing your day today. ambassor to libya is dead after a rotest over the film. the united states reaction straight ark head. >> steve: meanwhile a growing feudbetween the white house and israel. did our president snub prime minister netanyahu for dave letterman. >> brian: remember the movie for the democratic national convention. turn out it was not american at all. they use russian ships. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: good morning, breaking news and the reports are coming out the uprising in the middle east and libya led to the death of the u.s. ambassador to the u.s. and a staffer and other people may be dead or injured right now. >> steve: the report coming to us. the state department said they have nothing for us right now. according to reuters, the ambassor and his team were trying to move to a safer place when they were hit. >> brian: the iran pastor put out a voand it seems like yesterday they were celebrating our entrance there and cheering us as saviors as we got rid of qaddafi and now trying to kill our state
to start with a fox news alert where there is a deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in libya leaving four americans dead including the u.s. ambassador to this country. white house confirming the news a short time ago, calling ambassador chris stevens an exemplary representative for the united states and gave his life for our country. welcome to "america's newsroom." i'm bill hemmer. martha: good morning. bill. i'm martha macallum. a killing after u.s. ambassador, a violent event we have not seen in decades. how will the president react to this and also to the violence breaking out in egypt. bill: that is another attack on the u.s. embassy in cairo, egypt. this is video from there. [shouting] martha: protesters scaling the walls in cairo, tearing down the american flag, replacing it with a black islamic banner, similar to the one used by al qaeda. bill: want to start now. team fox coverage. greg palkot live in london. ed henry live at the white house. reaction from both. want to start with greg overseas. what is the latest there, greg? >> reporter: bill, martha, minute by minute we're piec
.s. ambassador to libya and three others. we have every angle covered. politics, policy, reality on the ground in libya and egypt tonight. but first, to start, a detailed timeline. this actually all began late monday. mon, september 10, 11:46 p.m. video by ayman al-zawahiri, the egyptian doctor now believed to be spiritual leader, emir of al-qaeda surfaces. he mourns the death of al-dibi, a top al-qaeda member killed in a drone strike in june. al-zawahiri uses the eulogy to call fighters to avenge alibii death. renewed jihad against the u.s. the video cuts to a clip of his younger brother, muhammad al-zawahiri. something noted by people who study the tapes. early on tuesday, septembe september 11, the u.s. embassy if cairo egypt prepares for expected protests oaf an anti-islam video made in the u.s. a.p. quotes a u.s. official saying embassy security had sent most staff home early, after learning of the upcoming protest. 6:00 a.m., noon cairo time, embassy officials in cairo issue a statement about the video. condemning the "continuing efforts by misguided individuals" to hurt the religious fe
door in libya. a complex terror manhunt is just ging. for - beginning. for the ones who killed the ambassador. ther set to be in libya and traveling to benghazi and marines are already there. and two destroyers will be off of the coast of libya and overhead surveliance drones and aircraft, in fact some of them were shot at yesterday by islamist in the eastern side of the country, a sign of how difficult that manhunt will be. security on shore and the government not necessarily in complete control of the territory. judge? >> i understand that four people are in custody for being involved in the instigation of what happened in libya. do you have anything else on that? >> it happened pretty fast judge andly the government has not specified who they are and what they were involved with. and a lot of people are taking a step back from how serious that is. again, the fbi will go in there and it is not their terrain. and it is it a lot of different characters and it is it a dangerous situation and it is difficult for them and they will have to rely on the government in which critics s
on the consulate was not preplanned. this contradicts what we heard from libya's president. steve centanni has more. >> was it a planned attack or not? here is susan rice. >> there is an investigation that has begun and will take some time to complete it. that will hill us can certainty what transpired. our best assessment based on the information we have at present is in fact this began as a spontaneous not a premedicated response to what had transpired in cairo. >> others clearly disagree based on the types of weapons used in the attacks that killed ambassador chris stevens in benghazi. they usually laun don't usually a military style assault. they see the attack differently than ambassador rice. >> the way the perpetrators acted i think we -- they are choosing the specific date for this so-called demonstration, this leaves us with no doubt this was preplanned predetermined. >> the chairman of the house untell against committee made a final investigation at least not yet. they were only moderately confident about this there are huge gaps. >> they are hammering the foreign policy. especially the i
. the bodies were flown to the united states and president obama said the attackers in libya will see justice. listen. >> we will continue to do everything in our power to protect americans serving overseas, whether that means increasing security at our diplomatic posts, working with host countries which have an obligation to provide security and making it clear that justice will come to those who harm americans. most of all, even in our growth, we will be resolute. but we are americans. we hold our head high. >>trace: the white house said president obama has ordered a review of the security situation as u.s. diplomatic facilities around the world. we are hearing from lawmakers who were briefed by the c.i.a. they describe the attacks in libya as and i quote, "coordinated, commando-style and well planned, a likely act of terrorism." now to wendell live from the white house. wendell, the administration is denying there was intelligence they had prior to these attacks, correct? >>reporter: yes, press secretary, jake carney, denied there was a report that intelligence suggested an attack in bengh
, libya, returning home. good evening. i'm bret baier. we'll have more from that somber ceremony in a minute. a morning that began with friday prayers turned in to a day with americans under assault on several continents. fires burning. tear gas flowing. bullets flying around u.s. embassies. the questions tonight focus on security. what warnings the president and his administration may have had of the deadly attack on the libyan consulate on september 11. a day that should have sent off alarm bells to begin with. rosenfeld is at the state department and he looks at coverage of breaking news in the past hour of joint american british military base in afghanistan. good evening. >> good evening. spokesman for joint command in afghanistan tells fox news this hour about an attack that just occurred at camp bastion, camp letterneck that is said to have involved rockets attack and mortar fire that may have caused fatalities. we're running down the details. whatever the details, the case is tonight, president obama and secretary of state clinton confront a situation where americans are u
that we saw on tuesday in benghazi in libya. that resulted in the death of chris stevens and other americans. the bodies are in a u.s. military hospital in germany and all american staff has been evacuated from benghazi and going in the other direction, there is 50 marines and anti-terror teams that are on the ground in libya. there is one u.s. navy destroyer off of the coast and another coming there, too and f.b.i. agents and as well a stepped up drone surveillance. we are talking about a terror manhunt in libya. in addition to the motivator of that film made in the u.s., it could be a complex organization to take out u.s. officials with an al-qaida link. we are looking at the video we have seen coming from the al-qaida number one who is citing that the al-qaida number two was killed by the u.s. and called on action from the u.s.. a complex and fluid situation, back to you. >> gretchen: thank you. >> brian: how does the united states respond? former director of national intelience who worked in the worst situation . ambassador, welcome. what is our best next step first of course i
also says you don't accept a mob invading a u.s. consulate in libya and killing our ambassador and three others. today mitt romney decided to bolt from decorum. >> simply put having an embassy which has been breached having protestors on the grounds having that embassy reiterate a statement effectively apologizing for the right of free speech is not the rice course for our administration. >> today on top of some scary dÉjÀ vu the president attacked for not speaking out more strongly not explaining to meet with the prime minister of israel more forcefully. it seems to be erupting into anti-americanism almost daily. the republicans hark ens back to this guy john mccain is much more interested in what it is saying about us guys, americans. he was kind enough to join us right now. i knew you knew the ambassador very, very well. your thoughts right now? >> he was a lovely man. he loved his country. he served in a diplomatic war. he went to benghazi while the fight was still going on. came in on a cargo airplane and lived in constant danger until it was over. he moved to tripoli an
report. tonight word of arrests in the murders in libya. and suspicions that the attackers had inside information. plus, warning that the anti-american violence we've been seeing around the globe could spread to the u.s. >>> it's happening in yemen, in iran and in the heart of iraq capitol, riots and violence directed at americans over an insulting video. >> for us, to me personally, this video is disgusting. >> shep: as an explosive backlash grows stronger, washington moves to calm the anger. tracking the attackers in libya. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. >> shep: the f.b.i. now joining the hunt for the gunmen who stormed the u.s. consulate and killed the american ambassador and others. plus, he traveled to the heavens and took the dreams of an entire nation along for the ride. >> faith looked down kindly on us when she chose neil to be the first to venture to another world. >> shep: tonight remembering neil armstrong, our first man on the moon. first from fox this thursday night, the crisis in the middle east. arrests in ex with the attack
new and disturbing details tonight about the security and lack of it at the u.s. mission in libya, where the ambassador and three other americans were killed on september 11. we have a new explanation tonight about the conflicting accounts of just what started all the trouble. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has been working on that. >> spokesman for direct of the of national intelligence issued a statement that seems to give coverage to the administration at the same time acknowledging that it was terrorism by those affiliated with or sympathetic to al-qaeda. it reads in part there was information that let to us assess the attack began spontaneously following protest early they're day at the embassy in cairo. we provided the initial assessment to the executive branch officials. we learned more and we revised our assessment to reflect new information to indicate it was deliberate and organized terrorist attack. administration officials seemed to go beyond that guidance, stating that benghazi was a demonstration prompted by the youtube video that spun out of con
and do anything. it is amazing. >> new information surfacing on the murderous attack in libya. intelligence sources telling fox news they are investigating whether the guards charged with protecting the embassy in benghazi were in on the attack. fresh protest erupted in benghazi. you are looking in video in focts news. two people were kill several others injured in the protest. hello, i am uma live from the nation's capitol we have complete analysis coming up. my one on one with senator john mccain and top lawmakeros both sides of the aisles. members of the intelligence services and foreign affairs committee. america's news headquarters starts right now. >> we begin with new information on the investigation of murders of four americans in libya. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live with those details . what can you tell us? >> an f.b.i. team assign to the murder of ambassador chris stevens and three others is lookking into whether the group of 100 attackers had inside help from the private security contractors whom the state department had hire to guard ins
over the deadly attack at the u.s. consulate in libya. top lawmakers are demanding answers from the obama administration exactly what happened that night in benghazi and why the f.b.i. still can't get in to investigate the september 11th attacks more than two weeks later. this as we're learning more details how relaxed security appear to have been there. good morning. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. it's always great to have you here. that deadly terror attack killed four americans, u.s. ambassador chris stevens, two former navy seals and information management officer. peter doocy is live with more on the ongoing investigation. what is the latest. >> reporter: the latest is f.b.i. agents are still within not the city limits of benghazi. so the investigation into the attack has not fully started yet even though it's been 19 days since the attacks. republican senator bob corker who sits on the foreign relations committee is curious that thought it was safe enough for u.s. ambassador to have such lighted security three weeks ago but not safe enough for our best and brightest investigat
! >>> right now the clock is ticking. libya's leaders are ordering all militias to be disbanded and giving them 48 hours to do that. this comes in more of the wake of protests in benghazi. they are lashing out over the powerful groups that control controlling the cooling. i'm jamie colby. >> i'm kelly wright in for eric shawn. >> two groups are expected that killed a u.s. ambassador. our greg palkot is streaming live from tripoli with the latest developments in libya. >> reporter: remarkable. we have been watching the government seeming to crack down on the militants. they have been causing so many problems and it might have something to do with the killing of the ambassador and other americans. we have been watching an outpouring of violence. we saw compounds being ransacked. we saw protestors and militia members being killed, being injured. by monday night according to the government all the armed gangs have to get into line. they have to give up weapons and follow orders from the government. one of key targets of this is the islamist militant group, they have left two different cities.
, with shepard smith. >>shepard: breaking news in the coordinated attack on the united states consulate in libya and murder of the united states ambassador on 9/11. there is no apparent to it. he was absolutely murdered. lib al-libi -- libyan officials made an arrest. no one will confirm the information. u.s. officials tell fox to be "cautious," about reports of arrests. according to reuters, quoting libya's interior minister four men are in custody and under investigation suspected of helping events at the u.s. consulate. "helping." f.b.i. and others are on the ground in the early stages of the investigation. top priority here? find out whether the strike on the consulate was a planned assault by terrorists rather than a rampageing mob angry other antimuslim video. catherine is in washington, dc, first on the reported arrests. >> this afternoon, the intelligence community is trying to knock down the report. this question was put to the state department. i saw the press reports before i came down. i was not able to confirm them. obviously, it would be a good thing if we are moving forward on thi
in libya for the killers of those four americans who died in our consultate. tonight, al-qaeda praising the death of u.s. ambassador are chris stevens and in citing others to go after troops. we witness the latest efforts to protect americans under threat. >> we begin with a fox you bent. urgent. brand new details on the surprise attack in afghanistan that killed two u.s. marines yesterday. here is what is key. and you will notice the trend here. we are now learning about 15 taliban insurgents stormed that base wearing u.s. army uniforms. at the post our marines share with the british forces. the international security assistance forces telling us the ambush was well equipped, well trained, well rehearsed. armed with automatic rifles and rocket propelled grenade launchers and suicide vests. attackers access the base airfield by breaching one point in the perimeter fence. organized into three teams now we know again they were dressed in our u.s. army uniforms. the insurgents targeting aircraft, hangars and other buildings. at least six jets completely destroyed. two others significantly
americans were killed in libya including ambassador chris siebs and sean smith. foreign service information management officer. the names of the two others have not been released. same time, egypt, angry mob stormed the u.s. embassy, tore down our flag and tried to replace it with a black flag with the words, "there is no god but god in muhammad is his messenger." greg palkot joins us now from london. explain to us, is there an al-qaeda link here? >> there could be al-qaeda link. experts are look at the possibility that this could have been attack by those in alliance with terror groups. as you noted, well regarded ambassador to libya for the united states chris stevens and three other american officials overnight in benghazi. rocket-propelled grenade, machine gun, setting the place on fire. the latest report say that the u.s. security officials struggled very hard to save the officials. steins ended up in the benghazi hospital. later, he was found dead. now officials are working at video from the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, number one in al-qaeda. ayman al-zawahiri. he admitted
, libya and two former navy seals. >> the world needs american leadership, the middle-east needs american leader help and i intend to be a president that provides the leadership that america respects. >> would you consider the current egyptian regime an ally of the united states? >> i don't think we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. >> we don't have the mutual defense treat weegypt. what we do have is a very strong defense relationship. we expect that strong defense relationship to continue. >> we have sent a sense of weakness to them and a apologetic and shades of the carter administration >> i don't understand this, why of all people, barack obama wants to emulate jimmy carter. >> what this is about is american weakness and the president's inability to lead. >> i want you to know that we will bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. >> this is happening because we have a disaster... as a president. >> greta: right now, you are looking live at cairo, egypt. protesters clashing nonstop with the police n. minutes, we will have a live report fr
: this is the fox report. tonight more mixed messages on the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. and now the white house seems to be changing its tune. just hours after saying this. >> we have no evidence of a preplanned or premeditated attack. >> shep: the white house now says its self-evident the murder of a u.s. ambassador and three other americans was a terrorist attack. plus a report reveals american incomes haven't been this low in more than a decade. some experts say that could mean we're finally really on the road to recovery. >> i'm just happy to be on the ground. >> shep: an amusement park ride leaves passengers dangling in midair for almost four hours. >> reason why we were on there is that he's trying to get me over my fear of heights. >> shep: did it work? but first from fox this thursday night, it was another terrorist attack on 9-11. that's what the white house is now saying about the assassination of the united states ambassador and three other americans. that seems to contradict what we've been hearing from u.s. officials, including the u.s. ambassador to the no
in libya was terrorism. it took more than a week. countless denials, clarification and swin. president obama white house now says it's self-evident that the september 11 assault on the american consulate in libya was indeed terrorism. anti-americanism continues to burn in middle east. president is playing a game of catch-up. the president's answer on direct answer to suggest raised eyebrows today. catherine herridge has been in contract sources all day but we start with ed henry traveling with the president. just outside miami. >> reporter: good evening. administration's account keeps changing and they admitted that nine days later this is a terror attack on president obama's watch. flip-flop from jay carney, 24 hours after he repeatedly claimed it was too soon to determine whether the murder of four americans with terrorism. >> our interest is finding out the facts of what happened. not taking what we read in the newspaper and making bold assertion. >> reporter: today, carney decided to boldly assert. >> i think it's self-evident that what happened in benghazi was terrorist attack. >>
, tunisia, bangladesh and, of course, the attack on a u.s. consulate in libya that left four americans, including the u.s. ambassador, dead on the 11-year anniversary of 9/11. that attack first presumed to be linked somehow to a controversial film made by a private citizen in america that depicts the prophet muhammad in a negative light, but now authorities are investigating, and there are reports that this was a preplanned terrorist attack that was intended all along to coincide with september 11th. and this is just some of the disturbing video that's come into the fox newsroom from teams around the globe. these scenes are from egypt earlier today. this is where the protest movement first began, again, query what the protest is about. we were told in egypt it did have to do with the film, but it clearly has gone way beyond that in many cities. angry mobs clashing with police for a third straight day, setting fires in the streets. in libya, an investigation underway on the deadly assault on a u.s. post in benghazi. this was the scene yesterday after what is now being called a coordinat
in libya was a long planned al qaeda plot? take the anniversary of 9-11. politically dozens of widespread unrest in the muslim world mean the president's policies are flawed or dangerously naive. we will get though that. one of the most important countries in the region are by neighboring egypt where a spokesman put their president more see to get around to denouncing the mom -- mob that left them behind. it gives them 3 billion a year to go to hell. leland bitter is live in the egyptian capital so mate, i know there's a 3 second delay. tell us what is cairo like right now? >> very tense. it is calm but you can feel it in the air and you can also smell it in the air because of tear gas sticking around in the city as a result of those rise that lasted four-days. now a lot of riots out a couple hundred yards to the embassy. we went for a walk to see what it was like today on the ground. do you know those in cairo now it is an armed fortress. >> this doesn't need any translation go to hell. protestors couldn't make their way down to the embassy because of the large concrete blockades. we are
that the deadly attack on our people in libya last week was not a spontaneous mob reaction to an ugly antimuslim movie but rather a well planned coordinated terrorist attack. call it benghazi gate. the question of what the obama administration knew you about the true nature of the assault that killed our ambassador chris stevens and the three other brave americans and when they knew it and consider the possibility that this unfolding scandal will become a serious distraction for the president as he tries to capitalize on rival mitt romney's own week be from hell including mr. romney's comment about the 47% who don't pay any income tax and who therefore will never vote for him, the release this weekend of the governor's 2011 tax returns and the widespread feeling in the mainstream media at least that governor romney is losing this race. >> you are the c.e.o. of this campaign. a lot of republicans would like to know, a lot of your doan hes would like to know how do you turn this thing around. you have a little more than six weeks. what do you do? >> well, it it doesn't need a turnaround. we a camp
policy crisis flaring up from libya to iran, president obama appears to be minimizing any risk of another pre-election mistake on the world stage. that have month's terror attack in benghazi. arriving here in new york for a light schedule for w less than 24 hours of diplomacy and immediately heading not to the united nations, but tv studio of abc "the view" to tabe a joint appearance with first lady michelle obama. that leads to heavy lifting to secretary of state hillary clinton. who has dozen of meetings planned here. >> we have no scheduled. >> mr. obama has zero. sharp departure from last year when he used the backdrop to have no less than 13 one-on-ones with world leader leaders. >> the president has in the last few weeks had extensive consultation with foreign leaders including the leaders of egypt, israel, yemen, turkey, libya. those consultations will continue. >> they pounced on the comment about the terror attack on libya on the 9/11 anniversary. >> i was pretty certain that there will be bumps in the road. in a lot of places, one organizing principle has been islam. >> jay carn
. >> bret: what really happened at the u.s. consulate in libya? why does the official story keep changing, as new anti-american violence erupts in another country? this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening, i'm bret baier. we'll have team coverage of the account of deadly attack on americans in a minute. first, pakistanis took to the street to protest, encouraged by the government. what transpired quickly turned violent and then deadly. across pakistan. at least 19 people died today in the worst anti-american protest going on in half a dozen countries in the region. the total debt count since the protection began stands at 49 now. correspondent leland vittert is watching the developing story from cairo. >> from pakistan to iran, sri lanka to lebanon, iraq to india, american flag and effigies of president obama burned. riot police battled for control of the street. and walls of tear gas protected american embassies around the muslim world from an all-out attack. in bangladesh, protesters carried a flag-grapeed box reading coffin of obama. the end of friday prayers marked the
also know president obama spoke with him and spoke to the leader of libya overnight, probably to get them in line. libya -- involving the u.s. ambassador and other americans, bill. bill: greg, thank you for following that out of london. here is martha with more. martha: we're monitoring two navy warships as they position themselves off the libyan coast today. there are new questions whether the attacks in libya were spontaneous or whether they were a coordinated terrorist attack perhaps designed to coincide with september 11th. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon. good morning to you. i know you've been talking to a lot of people about this. what have you learned? >> reporter: essentially, martha, what i learned there is no clear picture at this point in time exactly what happened at the consulate in the benghazi. intelligence analysts are scouring information, information they had both before the attack and as it was taking place. it was not clear whether this was a serious protest outside the consulate related to this anti-islamic video trailer.
this hour, american staffers are on alert. amid fears of that the violence we have seen in libya and egypt in the past 24 hours could spread. it all started when angry mobs took to the streets yesterday violently protesting a little scene movie that insult islam's profit, mohammed. done by a private individual and not any government. even though our government had nothing to do with the film. climbing walls, shredding and burning the american flag. replacing it with a black banner often used by hardline islamist groups throughout the world and reportedly chanting obama, we are here to sacrifice for osama. this is 11 years after 9/11. a second attack occurred in libya. it had been even more spending. u.s. ambassador krista stevens, and sean smith and two other individuals were all murdered. stephen worked tirelessly to help the libyan people against qadhafi. now libyans are worried about the violence spreading elsewhere. we have greg live with more. reporter: we are getting more information about the tragic event as the day goes on. along with the libya ambassador, chris stephens and sean s
, libya, in what officials believe was a terrorist attack designed to coincide with the anniversary of september 11th. and joining us dan henninger, mary anastasia o'grady and, with the anti-american protests across the arab world this week, tell us about our standing in that part of the world, and the ferment in arabia? >> well, i think, paul, what's happening here is where essentially we came in when the arab spring began in egy egypt, tunisia and spread to other countries and the feeling at that time that came out the united states couldn't really support any of these movements in the arab spring because quote unquote, we don't know who these people are, which is to say that the united states, and including the state department, just was not that engaged with these countries at that time. now, when you think of how, to what extent egypt or libya since these transitions have been in the news, it's been basically not at all on their own, and still a piece with the obama administration's policy on foreign policy, to lower america's direct engagement rather than let international ins
in libya. last week the media bought the white house spin. have they changed their coverage now that we know it was a terror attack? >> now there is proof the department of justice colluded with media matters to hammer doj critics. what wrong with this picture? speaking of pictures, candid photos of kate middleton gets a big reaction from the royal family and the press. >> reverend jesse jackson makes an historic trip to free two captive americans and mainstream media are no shows. nbc compares to liberal noise makers with the success of fox news. >> if you are going to be successful on national television you are going to have imitators. look. let's be honest here, not many people is obnoxious as i am. >> jon: on the panel this week, fox news contributor, judy miller, richard grenell that served as press spokesman. jim pinkerton, from the american conservative magazine and juan williams. i'm jon scott. >> jon: hidden camera clip made public by mother jones magazine became the focus of mainstream s. >>> cnn reported the video caught fire as damaging material to the presidential nominee.
the deadly 9/11 consulate attack in libya was not pre-planned, a plan libya's president called preposterous. a brave grandfather going to new heights to show his doctor is wrong and the whole family came along for the ride. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." >> but, first from fox at 3:00 in new york city an al qaeda egyptian clerk has issued a call for muslims to kill anyone involved with the low budget anti-islam video that mocked the prophet mohammed according to the reporting of the associated press. the protesters are not over the movie. today, it turned violent in several nations. first, in afghanistan, hundreds of people burned cars and threw rocks at the military base. the local afghan police general says protesters injured 20 officers. pakistan, now, security forces there fired tear gas and warning shots in the air in an attempt to push back hundreds of protesters marching toward the consulate. in northern pakistan, a person died after hundreds torched a press club and a government building and clashed with police. >> in indonesia, a pict
details surfaced about the deadly terror attack at the consulate at libya, debates what the white house knew and when they knew it and the press passes again. stumbles, fumbles and grumbles, as we placement refs get replaced by the real deal. how did the media force the play? and some of the conservative press gather a the a star-studded gala. >> i never did much understand why cnn thought it would beat fox news at 9 p.m. with a british host who looks like he just got a really bad wedgy at a british prep school. >> on the panel. judy miller, cal thomas, jim pinkerton, contributing editor american conservative magazine and daily beast columnist kirsten power. i'm rick fulbaum in for jon scott. fox news watch is on right now. have recent events in the middle east given you any pause for the support of governments who have come to power since the arab spring? >> i've said even at the time it's going to be a rocky path, the question that we could have somehow stopped this of with an of change. i think it was absolutely the right thing to do to align ourselves with democracy, universal right
to carry out acts of terror. i believe that was done in libya. there are groups in egypt and elsewhere, pakistan, that want to achieve the same thing. we have to depend upon the other governments. if they want a relationship, they have to protect our embassy and our people. if they don't do that, we have to think very seriously about recalling our people and conduct off any assistance because we can't tolerate a situation where the government of any country is promoting anti-americanism. >>shepard: egypt has been one of the staunchest allies that kept the violence down that this treaty of sorts with israel could not be more important. that is a delicate line, very delicate. we are looking at a country in transition. they have a new president. we had institutions we hope are being built, democrat institutions. there is a real fine line they have to walk by, shoring up their own support of their muslim population as such in egypt. at the same time, they have to make sure they don't allow the provocation or an exercise of their free speech to jeopardize lives in egypt. we have to take car
. just hours after an ultimatum is issued by the president of libya, militia groups have begun to disband, in the wake of the deadly protest in benghazi. pro-american demonstrators have lashed out at the armed militia groups, they say operate outside the confines of government. good morning to all of you, thanks for staying with us. this is a brand-new hour inside america's election headquarters. >> the new government demand comes after a spate of violence has erupted and believed to be carried out by militias in the area, including the attack on the u.s. consulate that killed ambassador stevens. we have more details here. gregg, what's the latest on the crackdown unfolding in libya? >> reporter: yeah. the u.s. government officials are pleased with what the libyan government is now finally say about this militias, as the militants are tied to a lot of troubles and possibly tied to the killing of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans nearly 2 weeks ago. we have been watching the public apinger and the violence out of the eastern libyan city of benghazi with compounds rans
: new details about the assassination of the united ambassador to libya andd to killing of three other americans. sources now saying 100 militants attack the consultate and we are learning more about the warnings before the attack. we will get to all of that. a warning about a former gitmo detainee and al-qaeda in libya. that's next on this friday "fox reports." [ owner ] i need to expand to meet the needs of my growing business. but how am i going to fund it? and i have to find a way to manage my cash flow better. [ female announcer ] our wells fargo bankers are here to listen, offer guidance and provide you with options tailored to your business. we've loaned more money to small businesses than any other bank for ten years running. so come talk to us to see how we can help. wells fargo. together we'll go far. so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. zon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what'sretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the cove
on the hunt in libya for the killers of four americans who died in our consulate. and praising the death. and insighting others to go after u.s. facilities and our journalist on the ground as we witness the latest effort to protect americans under threat. >> americans under attack overseas in afghanistan. the nato forces confirming a man dressed as an afghan police officer shot and killed two nato police officers. >> the green on blue attacks are so common. our fighters had to stop training their afghan counter parts. all of this on another attack in afghanistan. we first told you about a braisep assault by the that took the lives of two u.s. marines. it happened in camp leathernect which our forces share with forces. u.s. marines and fbi on the move in libya to hun down the kier who is ambushed our concullate and threat remains for americans living over seas in the rash of anti-american protest in the muslim world. look at this map that shows the recent scope of violence. and this map actually doesn't show the full extent of what is they are not geth on the planes tonight. >> they are o
herridge, that there were no demonstrations at the u.s. consulate in libya prior to the attack that left our ambassador, christopher stevens, and three other americans dea the were no demonstrations. the news is raising new questions about the administration's version of events and claims this weekend on virtually all the sunday shows from our u.n. ambassador, susan rice, that those deaths were the result of a, quote, spontaneous protest that simply got out of hand. here's the ambassador over the weekend. >> the fbi is, has the lead in this investigation. the information, the best information and the best assessment we have today is that, in fact, this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack, that what happened initially was that it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo as a consequence of the video. megyn: we are now awaiting a briefing from the state department on the anti-american protests rocking the middle east and the muslim world. you can bet this question will come up, but what will the state department say? it is now refusing all questions a
that attack that killed four americans including our u.s. ambassador in libya was indeed a terror attack on september 11. >> let me begin asking you would say ambassador stevens and the three other americans died as a result of a terrorist attack? >> certainly on that particular question i would say yes. they were killed in the course of a a terrorist attack on our embassy. bill: there is more to this story as we learn by the day. good morning i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". martha: good morning. i'm martha maccallum. intelligence sources are also telling fox news the ringleader of this attack was a former guantanamo detainee. he is libyan. released from gitmo five years ago. he was transferred to libyan custody on the condition stay in jail. obviously that did not happen. bill: chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge working this story. the catherine, who is this man. what are we learning now? >> reporter: good morning. this story was first broken by bret baier last night is a turning point because the administration's narrative that benghazi was not a pre
. gregg: now to the ongoing investigation into the deadly attack at the u.s. consulate in libya and new reports of serious security lapses and misjudgements that may have made this tragedy a whole lot worse than it neated to be and one of the big questions right now, why u.s. officials ordered extra security in cairo but overlooked a possibility of trouble at other diplomatic posts and allowed the u.s. ambassador in libya to be mostly unprotected? the deputy secretary of state remembering ambassador stevens and other americans killed at a memorial service in libya. >> this is a hard moment, for all of us. it is a moment of shared loss, and it is a moment of shared hope and shared responsibility. we have lost four wonderful colleagues. we have lost a brilliant ambassador, full of courage and skill and passionate determination to help libyans. gregg: greg palkot joins me by telephone in tripoli. we understand, greg, the fbi is still there on the ground. what is the latest you're hearing? >> reporter: that's right, gregg. we spoke with an official that fbi agent remain in tripoli. we don't
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